LiveBIG Staff, June 8, 2015

From the cornfields of Nebraska to the vineyards - yes, vineyards - of New Jersey, agriculture is big business in B1G country. So it?s appropriate that Big Ten students will be serving as National Collegiate Agriculture Ambassadors through the National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Organization.

[btn-post-package]The National FFA Organization is committed to providing support to students who want to pursue a career in the broad field of agriculture, which includes biology, chemistry, veterinary science and engineering in addition to traditional farming. It created the Agriculture Ambassadors program for college sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students who want to promote agriculture and polish their presentation skills.

As Agricultural Ambassadors, a select few students are chosen to deliver presentations to various audiences throughout the year to increase public awareness of the knowledge, labor and resources that go into farming. They also receive a $1,000 scholarship for their work advocating for the industry.

The Big Ten students selected to serve as 2015 Agricultural Ambassadors are:

  • Elizabeth Brown, Purdue University
  • Kyle Clement, Rutgers University
  • Emma Heser, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
  • Melissa LeCaptain, University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc

Congratulations to these students from BTN LiveBIG!